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March 30, 2020
Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic shows us the widespread impacts an uncontrollable situation can have. While every company is different, below are some precautionary actions to consider while facing a potential emergency.

Advise sick employees to stay home: Make it clear to employees who are ill and/or hav

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March 30, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.29

Now that the CARES Act has been signed into law, our focus has turned to implementation of the law and, for our purposes, access to the business-focused provisions. There are four sections of the law that are most releva

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March 30, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.28

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated their Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. As more states issue their own stay at home orders or other actions to fight the spread of COVID-19, this guidance is

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March 26, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.26

As we anticipated, the Senate did finally act last night and pass the CARES Act – about midnight and by a unanimous 96-0 vote. The amendment offered by the four GOP Senators to ensure that laid-off workers could not earn more on unemployment insurance plus the $600 emergency payment than their regul

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March 25, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.25

The White House and Senate very early this morning (1:30 AM) announced that they had reached a bi-partisan agreement on a rescue package. While it is expected that a Senate vote on this measure will occur this afternoon, we know little more certain than that at this time.

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March 25, 2020
Against the Grain: Special Edition (March 24, 2020)

It would be easy to get overwhelmed by the negative news right now. But instead, I’d like to highlight a just a few reasons to feel hopeful this week. Good things are happening right now all over the world, and there will be tons of positive outcomes from all of this once the “COVID-19 dust” settles

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March 24, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.24

As of this writing, the prospects for Senate action on the almost-2-trillion-dollar rescue bill remain uncertain. Yesterday the Senate voted on a “cloture motion” to bring to a close debate on a procedural motion to even allow floor consideration of the bill. That vote required 60 votes and failed w

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